More than 15 years before Rankin Bass screened their animated version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on television, Jam Handy released this animated short of the same story directed by Max Fleischer. From the Internet Archive, here is Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
In 1937, Sir Malcolm Campbell set a new world water speed record of 129.50 mph in his Bluebird K3 hydroplane, and the following year, he broke the 130 mph mark at 130.91 mph with the same boat. Hemmings Motor News reported that now, 80 years after the vessel's last record, it has returned to the water. After a 20-year-long restoration by current owner Karl Foulkes-Halbard, the Bluebird K3 managed a speed of 52 mph in a test on Bewl Water in Kent, U.K., in early September in Kent, U.K.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Dull Tool Dim Bulb posted this series of four drawings with watercolor from around 1940. The artist was a Ms. Lucy Moose, and these portraits show men in various poses. Aside from being well dressed by today's standards (such attire would have been common for many men back then), all these gentlemen appear to be pretty relaxed. Not a lot of action here. These guys are just hanging out.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Here is another find from the Nashville Flea Market in October. Straight from the New Deal, this is a metal National Recovery Administration (NRA) sign. The NRA (no, not the National Rifle Association) was a federal agency created during the New Deal to help the country recover from the Great Depression, and businesses would hang these signs to show that they were participating in NRA programs. It appeared to be original, and I have not found any reproductions available. The asking price was $75. Interestingly, I found another such sign in similar condition at another booth for $80. I had not seen even one, much less two, of these signs prior to this occasion.